Are you at the start of your teaching career? Do you want to know what it’s REALLY like? Do you want to discover time saving ideas and shortcuts and avoid making too many mistakes?This book gives an honest insight into the wonderful, brilliant, emotional, tiring, challenging, frustrating world of being a teacher.Tim Mobbs is a Primary Leader who entered education through TeachFirst and rose through the ranks quickly. He has led Maths, Reading and Writing in several schools whilst leading Key Stage 2. He has particularly enjoyed mentoring trainees, students and Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) and developing them into excellent and resilient teachers. “I have written this book to help those at the start of their teaching careers learn from my mistakes and make them aware of the surprises and frustrations that I experienced in my career. It is the honest advice I wish someone had given me over a coffee and a chat before I started, but instead I sadly blundered into many avoidable mistakes, bleary eyed and unprepared. I hope this book stops others finding themselves in the same situation. I find that many education books paint a picture of an ideal and perfect profession in ideal and perfect classrooms – teaching is not that and neither is this book… but I would never do anything else!” – Tim Mobbs’The Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming A Teacher’ is broken down into bitesize segments, perfect for busy and tired educators to consume at their leisure.The manageable chapters cover:- Settling in to School- Wellbeing- Home life- Wider School Life- Behaviour Management- Classroom Teaching- Personal Development- Relationships- Teaching Practice- The World of EducationThe author has experience in primary and secondary education and many of the sections transfer to both sectors. The book relays the ethos of working “Smarter not Harder” and has a focus on teacher wellbeing. It includes anecdotes alongside sage advice based on real life. There are many practical ideas provided to make an immediate impact on any teacher and classroom.This is the first in the series: The Things I Wish I Knew About…With the second book: The Things I Wish I Knew About Active Assessment currently being written.